The provisions below will be introduced according to the following schedule:
2012/13 Students on the Foundation Stage and Qualifying Stage of Honours Degree and Integrated Masters programmes
2013/14 Students on Part I of Honours Degree and Integrated Masters programmes
2014/15 Students on Part II of Honours Degree and Integrated Masters programmes and students on Part III of Integrated Masters programmes.
Scheduled Teaching & Learning Activities
Scheduled teaching and learning activities comprise:
• Project supervision
• Practical classes and workshops
• Supervised time in studio/workshop
• External visits
• Work based learning.
The definition of each of these activities shall be as stated in guidance material provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency here.
Minimum Levels of Scheduled Teaching & Learning
The levels below relate to a student following a typical path through their programme of study (based on the modules comprising the 120 credits per year with the greatest number of students enrolled).
Schools are expected to aim for providing average weekly levels of scheduled teaching and learning over the year for a student following the typical path that are not below:
12 hours for students taking the Foundation Stage or Qualifying Stage of Honours Degree and Integrated Masters programmes
10 hours for students taking Part I of Honours Degree or Integrated Masters programmes
8 hours for students on Part II of Honours Degree or Integrated Masters programmes and for students taking Part III of Integrated Masters programmes.
Study hours on placement modules may be counted towards the above totals.
On the basis of a full-time undergraduate programme requiring 1,200 study hours per year and there being 22 teaching weeks per year at Nottingham, the minimum proportions of these hours to be constituted by scheduled teaching and learning (and placements, where relevant) should be:
22% for Foundation/Qualifying
18% for Part I
14% for Part II/III
If these percentages (as recorded in the Key Information Set for a programme or independently calculated if a KIS is not available) fall below these minima in any given year (subject to the above implementation timetable), the relevant school(s) should take action during the following academic session with a view to rectifying this position.
First published November 2011